Sheffield man accused of using axe, crowbar, syringe and knives in spate of armed robberies

A Sheffield man has been charged over a spate of armed robberies in which weapons including an axe, crowbar, syringe and knives were used to threaten victims.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 13:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st September 2019, 21:27 pm
Sheffield Magistrates' Court

David West, aged 38, of Barrie Road, Southey, is accused of robberies, including seven of which were armed, following a spate of offences across South Yorkshire.

The offences took place across Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley between June 11 and August 3. Off-licences, post offices and late night opening stores were targeted.

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West was arrested and charged yesterday and is due at Sheffield Magistrates' Court today.